原版书书名：Designing Interfaces, Second Edition
These birds live in woodland areas near streams and lakes. Being omnivorous, they tend
to have a seasonal diet, eating acorns and grains in autumn; insects, land snails, and
aquatic plants in spring; and dew worms, grasshoppers, frogs, fish, and mollusks during
the summer months.
The mating ritual of Mandarin ducks begins with an elaborate and complex courtship
dance that involves shaking movements, mimed drinking gestures, and preening. Males
fight each other to win a female, but it is ultimately the female who decides her mate.
Mandarin ducklings instinctively follow their notoriously protective mothers, who will
feign injury to distract predators such as otters, raccoon dogs, mink, polecats, eagle owls,
and grass snakes.
Mandarin ducks are not an endangered species, but they are considered to be threatened.
Loggers continuously encroach upon their habitats, and hunters and poachers prize the
males for their plumage. Their meat is considered unpalatable by humans, and they are
generally not hunted for food.